Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Snowy Morning for Mr. Bastian


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  1. Eleanor

    February 5, 2008 at 8:02 am


  2. morty

    February 5, 2008 at 8:07 am

    The snowdrops look interesting.

  3. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 8:55 am

    I want that coat.

  4. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 9:01 am

    Cute casual outfit, and as always, your photography renders him all the more striking!

  5. Butch

    February 5, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Nice–but, truth to tell, I don’t think I’d give the ensemble a second look on the street….

    This does, however, bring up the issue of Jeans and the Older Guy. At a certain point, I think (and earlier rather than later) one must give up tightness and low rised-ness, I’d say.

    In that regard, Mr. Bastian is pushing it a bit, in my opinion….

  6. sean

    February 5, 2008 at 9:22 am


  7. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 9:35 am

    Handsome Guy, but: red and light blue doesn’t match at all. A sporty body like this would have deserved a better wrap.

  8. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 9:49 am

    now,ok that is snowing, but, at least a designer and wanna be really elegant one, could have use a coat…


  9. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Love these two nicely complemented red themed posts. Mr Bastian is a good looking chap and he looks snug as a bug in his puffy coat. This must be a difficult season to dress for in NY if the Sartorialist’s midwinter/early spring sun/snow posts are anything to go by.

  10. cacey

    February 5, 2008 at 10:07 am

    What a hottie! I like the super-high collar on his jacket.

  11. t

    February 5, 2008 at 10:13 am

    michael just kills it! hopefully at least some of those clothes are vintage so that i won’t be tempted to try those thousand dollar items on when there in stores.

    the man seriously gets menswear.

  12. dilayra

    February 5, 2008 at 10:19 am

    the combination of his coat and jeans just perfect for me!

  13. dilayra

    February 5, 2008 at 10:21 am

    the combination of his coat and jeans is just perfect for me!

  14. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 10:26 am

    i thought we had seen the end of light, pre-faded jeans. the jacket is reminiscent of the vintage hipster look of years past, but the cut is interesting. for me, it’s a bit too shoulder heavy, kind of like football pads. perhaps it was being worn in the spirit of the american game. the sweater underneath seems to be another throw-back to the vintage hipster look. without the jacket i think this outfit might be a bit painful. i think he pulls it off as a whole though.

  15. cassaundra

    February 5, 2008 at 11:05 am

    i love it.

    he doesn’t scream, “i’m stylish!”

    he screams, “i’m comfy, rather stylish, and very handsome!”

    great photo, sart.

  16. The Dude

    February 5, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Nice fuckin jacket bro.

  17. Black Panther

    February 5, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Light and faded jeans are back in fashion y’all. Wake up and Throw away your dark APC jeans.

  18. Mitchell

    February 5, 2008 at 11:10 am

    It’s a great combination of pieces almost everyone has in their closet. He looks so put together, I’m jealous of the execution. On a side note, the snow looks amazing in this shot.

  19. tj

    February 5, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Are his shirt sleeves too long? It’s makes me wonder if he could wear that same shirt with a blazer or a suit. Wouldn’t he be showing too much cuff?

  20. EA and M

    February 5, 2008 at 11:15 am

    i have no idea who mr. bastian is. apparently he’s a designer or something? all i see is an f’ing hot guy working a very normal but brilliant outfit. i love it. he looks approachable-y handsome. nothing he’s wearing screams designer (whether it is or isn’t i don’t really care). i much prefer this version of american male than the dandy or the stud. thanks for a great morning pick-me-up sart!

  21. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Wow! That’s like Michael Jackson’s Thriller jacket. Only it’s in down, not leather. Talk about an 80’s flashback!

  22. Jack

    February 5, 2008 at 11:51 am

    I love Michael Bastian!
    Thanks for sharing this hotness with us.

  23. imaddicted2kettl

    February 5, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    i want his whole new collection…….. its flawless

  24. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Emperor’s New Clothes.

    Parka and Jeans. What the majority of rural North Americans have been wearing since 1975. Some people even flip up their collars.

    He’s only interesting because you know who he is.

  25. Athena

    February 5, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    As a knitter, I want to see that pullover he’s wearing underneath the coat.

  26. la valse

    February 5, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    the sweater poking out is phenominal

  27. couch_fashionista

    February 5, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    I think the jacket is very Thriller-esque, but considering that fashion is a 30-year cycle, he is right on time :) I do love slim, straight jeans on any worthy man, age not important as long as there’s no muffin top or beer belly.

  28. Steve

    February 5, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Butch said…
    Nice–but, truth to tell, I don’t think I’d give the ensemble a second look on the street….

    This does, however, bring up the issue of Jeans and the Older Guy. At a certain point, I think (and earlier rather than later) one must give up tightness and low rised-ness, I’d say.

    In that regard, Mr. Bastian is pushing it a bit, in my opinion….


    I just got back from France, where I saw men in their seventies wearing jeans that were cut like these. All looked perfectly great. All men in Europe wear jeans, and they’re not cut like our grandfather’s jeans either. If your slim, you can pull it off. If you’re a fat hoser, you’re better off wearing khakis. Maybe Butch needs to get out more.

  29. DesignGod

    February 5, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    I don’t get this one Sart. He’s a really great-looking guy and the snow flurries add a dramtic flair, but… This looks like something you just throw on to run down to Gristedes for milk. And we’re missing some critical info in this ensemble (i.e. the shoes).

  30. Sam Besi

    February 5, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    the only special about this guy and his outfit is, in my opinion, that he appears on your website.
    he could be anybody from everywhere, worldwide (ok, cold climate!)
    Maybe you know the (german?) fairy-tale “the emperor´s new clothes” – it´s quite similar with some of your stylish people in your blog….

  31. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Nice but not blog-worthy. Regarding age appropriateness: the jeans fit perfectly and are not too tight, but the coat is much too young for him. If you’re balding you have to be really careful with youngish clothes, even if you’re still youngish! (I say that as as member of the same club)

  32. AdamfromVA

    February 5, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    looks dope, exudes confidence

  33. Easy and Elegant Life

    February 5, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    He kinda looks like every guy in my high school ski club. Not a bad thing, just surprising to me.

  34. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    As usual, MB looks amazing. Effortless, yet always chic. I have to say that I completely disagree with jeans and the older man comment…excuse me…he looks great. Why would he stop wearing something that he obviously rocks?

  35. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    You must have taken this photo because of who the man is because a guy in a red jacket and grubby jeans is nothing special anywhere in the US.

  36. biglakestyle

    February 5, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    I kinda agree with some of the posts; I know he is a big deal I guess but I wouldn’t have looked at him for a millisec. It;s absolutely the first uninteresting pic I’ve seen on The Sartorialist

  37. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    LL Bean meets Ralph Lauren in the City on a snowy day.

    i dig it.

  38. Delilah Garside

    February 5, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Who says you have to be uncomfortable to be well-dressed? I love the way the sweater meets the jeans.

  39. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    I swear I had the same coat in the same colours circa 83-84… and gloves too… ski-inspired, don’t you think?

  40. lis

    February 5, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    A handsome man in lovely, worn jeans, looking warm in his cozy sweater and puffer, and all of those beautiful snowflakes…I’m so homesick for NY. sigh.

  41. The Sartorialist

    February 5, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    those of you that say you see this all over America are missing the point that a lot of people might do “the look” but some (like Michael) just do it better.

    this is about fit and proportion – that is what separates this look from the masses in Park City

  42. enc

    February 5, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    The man looks fantastic in a pair of dungarees.

  43. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    wow, i never knew Michael Bastian looked cute…
    I do not like those jeans.

  44. CMU

    February 5, 2008 at 10:20 pm


    That jacket looks like it came from Goodwill. I wonder if it is totally retro and has zip-off arms.

    I thought stone washed denim was out too… guess I’m behind the times.

  45. Madrox

    February 5, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    “very unoriginal,very uninspired.
    it seems you cant walk down the street without seeing this combo”
    If this was just a random person
    it wouldnt be on this web site so why is it here anyway?

    “do or do not-there is no try”

  46. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    Sart, Just HOW does he do it better?

    All this is is a short ski-jacket with the collar turned up. They were doing this in my school in 1976.

    I still believe you think it’s cool because you know the guy who’s wearing it.

    EXPLAIN please.

  47. cheeks

    February 5, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    too cool to care… ;)

  48. Scott W

    February 5, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    This man is sexy. I love the way his jeans fit, loose but with shape.

  49. Anonymous

    February 6, 2008 at 2:17 am

    Absolutely Sart, this is normal done perfectly. Yes it’s not Pitti, but the fit of the jeans is exactly as it should be (come on butch) and that jacket is nice and snug. I want to look like this on a sort of everday basis (except that sweater, way too much knitting for my taste).


  50. Isilud

    February 6, 2008 at 2:58 am

    Where can I find a coat like that?

  51. Anonymous

    February 6, 2008 at 8:56 am

    the jacket is a tad short

  52. veggiebear

    February 6, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    WOW- that’s a fairly yummy looking middle aged guy! The jacket makes the look- again… WOW. I disagree with the post about older men/tight jeans and a need for a sporty looking bod to pull off this look… I like the ordinary guy looking spiffy like that. He looks hot and the contrasting colors red/blue with the falling snow and his expression… love it! I’d hang him on my wall:)

  53. Asian Models Blogger

    February 6, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    That jacket looks like something Weird Al Yankovich would wear in 1985.

    IMHO, the only reason this photo is appealing (and it is a very appealing photo) is that Mr Bastian is a good looking fella.

  54. Anonymous

    February 6, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    that is an inexpensive vintage ski coat from the late 70′s or 80′s. probabaly a CB brand, maybe even Obermeyer. go to Goodwill or The Garment District in Cambridge, MA.

  55. Anonymous

    February 6, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Everything this man wears looks good- be it in magazines or in real life! :)

  56. frombuenosaires

    February 6, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    “Brilliant”… “Fantastic”… sorry, I don’t get it.
    What’s so special about him? Just a regular guy in regular clothes. Please explain!

  57. Anonymous

    February 6, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Thanks for this photo. While his outfit did not inspire me, curiosity led me to his website: http://www.michaelbastiannyc.com/

    MB’s collections are “real”, interesting and wearable – even on the west coast.

    As a tall woman who prefers the simplicity of men’s wear-inspired clothes, MB’s site is as big a find as your blog. Thanks.

  58. Anonymous

    February 7, 2008 at 12:52 am

    i’m sorry… i don’t get this. great smile, fun snow, i like the jacket and the personality, but the whole outfit together just doesn’t much special. i do like the gloves.

  59. Anonymous

    February 7, 2008 at 1:55 pm

  60. Anonymous

    February 7, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    OK Sart; we take direction well; help a bit with the “fit” especially the “above the belt” approach. I am in Park City, Utah and we do the ski thing fairly well; you’d freeze on a downhill run in this “fit”

  61. Anonymous

    February 8, 2008 at 10:43 am

    very cool jeans. light washed jeans look right now. nice break from all the dark skinny selvedge.

    agree with the post above too, love the intersection of the jacket, the jeans and the belt.

    between mr. bastian and tomas maier, more power in bringing back precise, realistic and comfortable menswear.

  62. Anonymous

    February 8, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Awesom! Sexy! Love the jacket….

  63. Anonymous

    February 8, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    I get the point that the fit of the jacket is great, I just have a bit trouble with those colours, esp. not with the faded jeans.

    The fit of the jeans are actually pretty good too I think.

    I also like the pullover as well.

  64. Kits

    February 12, 2008 at 6:33 am

    Very nice shot

  65. Mary

    February 13, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    very sexy!

  66. Anonymous

    February 18, 2008 at 11:53 am

    I like the entire look but think that the coat is a little too short. I don’t like how the sweater is sticking out at the bottom. And that comment about his jeans being too tight, I disagree completely. They fit him perfectly. Wouldn’t change a thing except for the length of the puffy.

  67. Anonymous

    March 7, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    he has such an interesting face. love it

  68. Anonymous

    March 30, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    anyone know what jeans those are?

  69. Anonymous

    November 5, 2008 at 9:07 am

    anyone know what jeans those are?

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